Weekly news roundup 02/02: Squid Game season 2, F1 reveals & more

Shocks, reveals and details of things to come.

First trailer for Squid Game season 2 finally here

The Digital TV weekly news roundup for 02/02, featuring select news stories from sports and entertainment, including F1 news, series talks & more.

Netflix has finally dropped the first teaser trailer for the next season of 2021's surprise hit series Squid Game.

The first season became Netflix’s most-watched show in the history of the service, so fans of the show have been eagerly awaiting news of the next chapter.

A 17-second teaser clip was dropped on Thursday that immediately picks up from the point at the end of the first season.

Along with the clip, Netflix also confirmed in the caption that the second season will arrive sometime this year, but failed to give an official release window. 

Hass first to reveal 2024 car

We are a month away from the start of the 2024 Formula 1 season, but more excitingly, we are now well and truly in the reveal part of the year as Haas has revealed renders for this year's VF-24 challenger.

Donning the team's classic black, red and white, the new-look Haas is following in the footsteps of many others by going for a mainly black look to save weight - an issue that many teams found hard to comply with when enforced in 2022.

The release was a low-key affair once again from the American outfit, opting to release rendered images of the livery before showing off the 2024 design of the car on track at Silverstone on the 11th.

Haas are the second team to release their 2024 car’s livery, following on from McLaren’s surprise drop last month.

No talks yet for Kenobi season 2

The star that is Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor, has shared an update on season two of the characters’ namesake series, and unfortunately for fans, it’s not a positive one.

As reported by Variety , McGregor gave an update on the series' status, stating that “there’s no talk of it yet… There is a lot going on at Disney.”

While many fans have picked up on the word “yet” from that quote, that doesn’t seem to be much to go off as that felt more like a given considering the show's popularity.

Disney will be releasing four Star Wars shows this year and is working on plans for continuing other stories, such as The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. For the time being, season two of Obi-Wan Kenobi will have to wait, but we’re sure it will come eventually.

Toto Wolff unsurprised by Hamilton decision

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff addressed the media via a virtual briefing today, during which he stated that he was somewhat unsurprised by Lewis Hamilton’s decision to leave the team at the end of the season to join Ferrari.

Speaking about when Hamilton signed his latest Mercedes contract in August last year, Wolff said:

"When we signed the contract with Lewis, we opted for shorter term. So the events are not a surprise, maybe the timing."

Wolff did have a bit of reservation as to why things changed between the team and driver, saying “We were very aligned when we went into the Christmas period and I think we've said that in public and in the team. You need to ask Lewis why he changed his mind.” 

However, Wolff also insisted that he holds “no grudge” against Hamilton and that how he framed the move was “perfectly understandable” to him.

Quentin Tarantino teaming with Brad Pitt again for final movie

Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt are set to reunite one last time for the legendary director's final movie.

The film in question is named The Movie Critic and will feature a 1970s movie critic who writes reviews for an adult magazine.

It is unknown if Pitt will be playing the lead part in the film, but if the reports are correct that he will feature in the cast, it will be the two’s third film together after Inglorious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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